Illinois Football Recruiting: Joe Fennell Commits to South Florida

2013 offensive tackle/defensive tackle Joe Fennell made his decision about where to play his college career. On Friday, he committed to the South Florida Bulls. He choose the Bulls over offers from Illinois, Arizona, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Indiana. Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Western Kentucky were also interested.

Dec 31, 2010; Charlotte, NC, USA; South Florida Bulls mascot during the third quarter at in the 2010 Meineke Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Bulls won 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Fennell is a 6’4″, 300 pound “Iron Man” from Fort Myers, Florida. He played this past season at South Fort Myers High School.

South Fort Myers made it to the Class 6A Florida State Playoffs, but lost in their second round game against Naples 21-42.

As an offensive tackle, he is highly-regarded for his blocking skill, his space blocking, and his physicality.

The four-star offensive tackle is ranked 76th in the state of Florida, 32nd among offensive tackles, and 189th in the Southeast region by ESPN.

South Florida has 18 commitments from the class of 2013.

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Topics: Football, Illinois Fighting Illini, Joe Fennell, Recruiting, South Florida Bulls

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